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April 6, 2021

Call for Artists: New Wave

Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

The deadline has been extended to April 6th!

To kick off the beginning of our 23rd year, we are having a group exhibition of younger emerging artists with disabilities and calling it New Wave!

We want to engage and work with the next generation of artists with disabilities and share what great talents are up and coming. We are looking for artists with disabilities that are age 30 and under only for this exhibition. We want to see your photography, painting, drawing, stitching, sculptures, whatever it is you make!

This will be a juried exhibition, artists will be paid an honorarium (minimum CARFAC fee), and all participating artists must be current Kickstart Members. Not a member? You can still apply!

The exhibition will take place April 2021 and be online only based on Covid restrictions.

More information


Should you require accommodations or assistance to complete this application, contact us at hello@kickstartdisability.ca.


Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

PO Box 2749 Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X2, Canada

Phone number: (604) 343-9141

Email: hello@kickstartdisability.ca

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, in Vancouver BC, gives artists with disabilities a voice. This can mean everything from facilitating a disability art group, to bringing an international film to Vancouver, to presenting art exhibitions and concerts. We are committed to supporting and promoting artists in every discipline, with all disabilities (and sometimes collaborations with able-bodied artists). We present the best in Vancouver and BC, and where possible, we bring new voices to Vancouver from across the country and around the world. We support artists and develop audiences for an understanding of disability art. Becoming part of the larger picture, of course, means professionalism. Kickstart is also committed to presenting professional work in a professional context. To coin a phrase “authentic non-sentimental expressions of the disability experience”. In programming and curating, we present cutting-edge work as the artists we present offer distinct perspectives on the human experience – risk taking, artistically engaging, socially relevant and at times, challenging. We are a nonprofit Society and a registered federal charity in Canada, with a small staff and a dedicated crew of volunteers. Please check out one of our events and get involved with us!